Endpoint forces evoked by microstimulation of the cat spinal cord

Journal Article

We studied the mapping and structure of endpoint forces produced by microstimulation of the cat spinal cord. The results demonstrate that stimulation in the dorsal and intermediate aspects of the spinal cord generated organized, convergent force patterns, while stimulation in the ventral aspect of the cord did not. These results suggest that electrical activation of higher-order neurons can be used to coordinate the activation of multiple muscles in multi-joint movements.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lemay, MA; Grill, WM

Published Date

  • December 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Start / End Page

  • 481 -

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0589-1019

Citation Source

  • Scopus